Fashion Drawing: The Wedding Dress | Kristy Lankford | Skillshare
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12 Lessons (45m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Fashion Proportion

    • 4. Fashion Face: The Details

    • 5. Fashion Face: Proportion

    • 6. Dress Silhouettes

    • 7. Overview of Fabric Details

    • 8. Fabric Details Practice

    • 9. Accessories

    • 10. More About Shoes

    • 11. Final Project

    • 12. Thank You!


About This Class

Sit down with illustrator Kristy Lankford for an approachable bridal themed fashion drawing class for beginners! Say "I do!" to a 45-minute class that teaches students about proportion of the female fashion figure and the fashion face, wedding dress silhouettes, and accessories. All of the topics are covered with a focus on bridal fashion. This course requires only a few drawing materials and no previous drawing experience. It's a fun way to learn about fashion drawing and wedding dresses at the same time!


Kristy Lankford is an artist, illustrator, and teacher who creates custom wedding event paintings and wedding dress fashion drawings for clients nationwide. She has taught introduction to fashion drawing for many years and is bringing her course to Skillshare for the first time. Her work can be found on

Imagine creating a fashion drawing of your sister's wedding dress to give as a gift to commemorate her special day. Think about making a sketch of your own dream gown to show the designer who will make your custom wedding dress. What about using a wedding dress fashion drawing to print onto bags or t-shirts for your best friend's upcoming bachelorette party. These are a few of the things you can create using the skills you will learn in this class. 

So grab that wedding dress from the closet, fill your champagne flute, and settle in for an accessible, introductory fashion drawing class with a delightful wedding dress focus. 


1. Introduction : Hi, My name's Kristi and this is my skill share class about fashion drawing with focus on wedding dresses. So in this class, you're gonna learn about fashion drying in general and the very and you'll be able to turn that those skills into a drying off a wedding dress. So we're gonna focus on fashion proportion, which is different than average proportion. And we're also gonna talk about the fashion face some of the rules that you have to follow on some of the rules that you are definitely allowed to break. We're going to talk about fashion. Still, let's for wedding dresses. There are five that I think are really popular. We're gonna talk about those and break them down into simple shapes and how to draw them. We're going to talk about different fabrics and how to how to create those types of fabrics in your driveway. And at the very end, we'll talk about accessory, some things that you might see what the bride of the hag shoes, jewelry, flowers, a fail. So we will look at all those different things, and then you'll be able to create your own drawing off yourself or someone from your family or friends, and then you can have this wonderful thing to give a gift or to print on greeting card or to put on T shirts from bridal party. Whatever you can think of something really special that you've created just from learning some basic fashion drawing skills in this class and really excited to have you here, and I hope you are ready to get started and welcome to class. 2. Materials: all you need for this class is a sketchbook or ruler in the pencil. With a good racer, I am using a 5.5 inch by 8.5 inch sketchbook. That's my personal preference. Feel free to go larger or smaller just depends on what you like to use my rulers 12 inches . But you only really need, um 5 to 10 depending on what size your sketchbook is. And then I like a mechanical pencil. But if you have a regular traditional during pencil, that's great. Just make sure you also have a share burner and an eraser to go with it. You can even just grab a stack paper from your printer and use that for this class. As long as you have a ruler and a pensar pencil to go with it, you'll be in good shape. 3. Fashion Proportion: All right, everybody, the first thing we're gonna talk about is proportion. So they say the average person is about eight heads tall. What does that mean? That means if I took eight of my own head and stacked it next, myself standing up there would be eight heads standing. Next meet approximately. Some people are a little bit shorter. Some people are a little bit taller. That's about the average, though. Ah, lot of fashion drawings you'll see are 9 10 11 12 heads top just to exaggerate and really emphasize the clothes that they're wearing. So for this exercise, we're gonna measure out an average person and then a fashion person. And for your wedding dress drying, you can choose either height. I think it's whatever you're comfortable with and whichever you prefer. Whatever you think looks best for your drunk. So first, let's draw an average person proportion. So I take my ruler on this side and I'm gonna make a four inch line, my paper smaller. You could make an eight inch line where each inch represents one of those heads. In this keys I'm gonna do each half inch, so I'm just putting a little dot on the marks where it's 1/2 inch mark. So I have until I have eight marks and then I'm gonna number those from zero 28 And this is going to represent each of those eight heads for an average proportion person. Now, to compare that will do. A 10 head tall fashion figure overhears so in each of these drawings in the first place between zero and one, that's where you're gonna dry your hands. So that's just a Noval. That's all we really need the ruler for. For this part of the projects, you can set that aside. So that's our head now in both figures, average and fashion, the neck is gonna be about the same length for this exercise. But that's a place where you can have a lot of fun. If you want to exaggerate the neck, it's okay to do that. With fashion dry, your shoulders are gonna angle out a little bit away from the ears. Your shoulders can be as wide as narrow as you prefer to draw them, and now we're gonna ignore the arms and we're gonna go right down to the thinnest part of the way so we're gonna angle those shoulders into the thinnest part alloys, which is just past that Number three there. So we draw a straight line into the waste on both far figures. You'll notice that the average finger in the fashion figure are the same so far in height. But it's when we get to that legs is where we really change things. So then we have the hips. We wanna stick the hips back out a little ways. Seen the on the honor average person. Do you think this looks weird and you want to raise the waist up or lower the least, or hips or whatever? You're welcome to do that. This is your drawing. So in the ankles air at about nine, just past the nine mark, or now this is where it's different on the average person has just passed the seven mark. So we connect the widest part of the hip, and we angle then just to indicate where the legs are and we do the same thing here. So this is where you can sort of see the difference between an average person and a faction figure illustration, which is gonna stretch the person out quite a bit. And this is where the feet go. Now, since we're really working on our wedding dresses in here, you might not really need to worry too much about what your legs and feet look like. Depending, I want the wedding dress looks like because you might be covering the feet altogether. So I'm just putting ovals there for now to represent the feet. Let's go back and add some arms. So we're just gonna stick the arms out right at the side for now. So you're If you stood up right now, your hands would probably fall somewhere around. Just that's just below the widest part of your hips. You can kind of sketch where you think those hands go, and then you just draw a straight line from the shoulder out to those hands and then the arm, Pete Pittis, somewhere around that, too, on your scale. Now, if it doesn't look great, just adjust it. You can kind of use your instincts here if the drying looks a little bit silly. Ah, Then something might be off by 1/4 of an inch or half an engine. You can adjust it now on one side of the faction figure will smooth it out a little bit, make it a little bit less robotic. So it's less angles and more curves is what you're looking for. So I just give her shoulder a little curve here. Her waste can be a little bit softer. And then, if you're looking to add details to the legs that needs air, gonna be around the six or just between the six and the seven, and you can just angle the leg into the knee and then back out where the calf is and into the neat and then back out this again. If you're drawing a long dress, we're not too worried about this. And then the foot. I always go with something simple for now, like get rectangle or a, um, a noble now for him. Same thing when I can worry about those just yet. We'll talk about them a little bit. Leaders. You can put a little mint in on their or diamond sheep or an oval shape, and that all I'm that will get us started. In the end, this drawing is gonna be all about what they're wearing, so we don't worry too much about the details. We really want to focus on the clothing that this person is gonna be wearing. This is also called Crow Key, and if you make a croquet that you really like, you can take a picture of it, put it in the computer, and then you can print it out any time you need to design a new piece of clothing or making new fashion drawing. And you don't really have to recreate this every time. You can even start to pulls the figure a little bit differently with bent arms and legs. Want to get more comfortable? But this is a really great way to start to begin to understand how proportion works. If you do complete this part of the project, it would be great if you would take a picture and post it to our project gallery so we can check out what you're working on and get and and talk to each other about our fashion figure. Cokie's 4. Fashion Face: The Details: Okay, let's talk about the fashion face. So the fashion face does not have to be realistic. Like more traditional drawing, um, style. You can make it dramatic, exaggerated. You can leave parts of the face off like just draw nigh, and I'm around and nose and that's it. Or a dramatic hearing with an ear and nothing on the face. It's really up to you. So before we talk about where things go on the face, I thought we could look at some different ways to draw eyes years, the hair, the mouth and the nose. So we're gonna make kind of a quirky chart here in the middle, draw a little square rectangle and then divide the rest of your paper up into four sections were going to do the eyes here. The years here. Those up here, the hair here in the mouth here helps me to label them so the first way you can draw the eye is sort of traditional. You can go with an oval in a circle in the middle. You can dio a kind of teardrop tape sheep, teardrop sheep with an oval with a circle and a line over and then You can start to add dramatic eyelashes, too, that you can do something really simple with just a line in a circle. And then you can add a dramatic eyebrow if you want color that. And if you want, you can do a closed toe high, which I was do kind of a curve with eyelashes. You could try rectangular shape with a thicker line for the eye lashes up here and then an eyebrow on top. You can do something more cartooning. You can do something really simple. You have lots and lots of choices. Next to talk about the notes, I think the simplest way to draw noses a triangle. I would say That's probably not the most fashiony way to draw a nose, but it's worth putting in your chart to brainstorm some different ideas. I like a letter you for knows. I like a letter. W you can just do nostrils. You see that a lot in fashion drying. Ah, water V kind of an arrow shaped Be really careful. If you wanted Teoh be big and bold, then go for it with some of these bigger shapes. But if you want it to be more delicate than I would recommend treating it that way. So these were some of the different ways that I have. Don't lie like to draw noses, but it depends on your subject matter. Keep it simple. So next we have the mouth so you can do really simple smile. You can do it. You can do lips, which there's lots of ways to do. Lips. You could do the top lip as a heart, and then just add a letter you underneath. You can do just a heart. You see that a lot of times you can dio kind of two triangles and then a rectangle below that would give you pair of lips lots of times. The upper lip is darker than the bottom lip, which people find surprising, but that's when the light hits your lips. Um, it casts a shadow on the top lip. You could make a smile, so I started smile with two V shapes, and then I had my triangle lips on top and made me a bottom lip. There you can have a serious face where it's more of a frown. She's very high fashion and serious. Ah, half scot, half smile, maybe she's laughing and you can see her teeth in there If it comes a teeth, I would stay away from something like this, where you're drying each individual tooth that gets a little bit weird and that the lines for the separation of the teeth start to look like species. And we don't really necessarily want that fashion drive. So play around with some different ways that you could draw lips and the mouth for your fashion dry years. We kept a small box here for years because I don't have a whole lot of ways that I dry years. Letter C is one of them kind of a wiggly letter C with a smaller wiggly letter C inside. And then the letter C with letters and said here I always start with a shape. So I start with an oval to give me an idea where my head is and you're here takes up a lot of your head. So, um, don't be afraid to bring the hair way down where you think it's too much. This is about where we're beings might go on a person, and I was just breaking into simple shapes. So a semi circle and the circle. Maybe for this one. We have two lines, and then we come in with two rectangles here. And this is where you could use your racer because you're gonna take out the the back of that had evey hair. Maybe you just draw the chin, and then a wiggly lines legally lines wiggly lines for the hair. You'll notice I'm not doing something like this, which is a lot of wiggly lines because it sort of looks like this person is losing their hair more than really full hair. So I would draw as a big shape first and then add the detail lines on top for more wedding looks that you could just pull up some pictures to get ideas, but trying to look at how they're you could put them in shapes. This would be like a side bun for a braid, which is very popular right now for weddings. I always just do the at letter X, so that's like a side braid with a with a bun on the side. There for a ponytail. Just decide whatever hairline is coming in front, and then you have your kind of what curvy lines there for the ponytail part curly hair. We did longer. Curly hair, shorter, curly hair. Same thing. It's got a car on the front. And then you can just make a wiggly line all the way around like that. Um, for other up do's maybe one with curly hair. You can do this curly hair, and then a wiggly Byner cannot be wiggling in front like that. Let's see one more. Maybe if you're doing anything with a crown or ah, tiara or a headband, it's gonna Robin putting it up here or down here. It's right in the middle of the hairline so you could put it in here. And then you can decorate like that. It's a little some different ways to draw eyes, noses, ears, mouths and the hair. So give make yourself a chart and try some different shapes and see what you come up with before we talk about fashion proportion of the face 5. Fashion Face: Proportion: All right, Now we're gonna talk about the proportion of the fashion face, and it's very similar to when you if you ever took a drawing class a traditional way of learning to draw. Except for this time, we're not gonna worry so much about ah, some of the finer details and we're gonna apply some of those different ways of drawing the face details once we lay out where everything goes. So the first thing you need, it's a big oval, do a lot of drawing of shapes in this class, and then we're gonna divine that oval in half this way and this way. So surprisingly, this line here is where your eyes are gonna end up going. So if it helps you go ahead and label that I that line. So between this line and the bottom of the face, we're gonna divide that in half again, just roughly kind of eyeball it, and this is gonna be the bottom of the nose. So the tip of the nose roughly will go there, and then we're gonna divide the distance between this line and the bottom of the face, and we're gonna put one more line in and this is about where your mouth is going to go. So I think the most surprising thing is how much space you have left up here. But you have to have a place where you put your hair, and if you ended up, drawing eyes up here would look very strange so that it is kind of an adjustment if you're not used to doing it. But the eyes are actually halfway down the feast, and then you have a lot of room for the back of the head, the forehead in the hair that you'll and leader. So then, now that we know where things are going to go, we can start to put in the different shapes. So whatever shape you chose for eyes, you can start to put it in here, and you can add whatever details your thinking of and then the next, the other eyes about the same distance from the center line on the other side. Now, this is where you can play a lot because, ah, lot of fashion faces don't have both eyes, or they'll just do a dramatic stroke for the eye and nose altogether. It's really up to you to play around. Just want to give you the general rules for where things go, and then you play and have fun and see what you want at what details you wanna add on what you want to change. So then you add the circle for the middle, and we'll add a little bit of drama with the eyelashes. Okay, so the center line there, that's about that's your nose. So whatever shape you decided for your nose before is what you can put here. So we'll probably just do something really simple. Maybe, just, um, V shape here and maybe that era one with the line. Okay, so then the mouth. We have lots of choices for the mouth before, so we'll go ahead and do that right below the nose. So if you aren't happy with where the snow's ended up and you want to move it up, remove it down, go ahead and do that. This is not a new exact science. So you do whatever works for you for your fashion drawing. So we'll add some drama to the mouth. Some triangles for the lips and I like my people to be happy usually, but you go with whatever you're comfortable now we want to slim the face down a little bit so we can kind of curve this line in towards the chin and then this side a little bit to just take a little bit of that extra space off here. And then we're gonna draw those years in between the eye and the nose line. That's about how big those ears are, and then your neck comes out. It's not as wide as the years that would be to think of a neck, but you can bring it in. It's just a little bit in from where the years are, and then we get to add the hair. So if you want to have kind of a side part, if we're looking at sort of some of our wedding hair shapes, you can bring here down like that. And then maybe she has ah bun on the top of her head, and then you could come in and add more details, some accessories, and then you would start going on to the rest of your fashion drawing. So they're some of the general rules for your fashion face and for drawing faces on your wedding dress figures 6. Dress Silhouettes: Now we're gonna talk about some different silhouettes for wedding dresses the first. So what we're gonna look at is the ball game, and we're going to draw a couple of silhouettes on each sketchbook page. You can make them as biggest small Islam, but we'll just safe space so we can just look at the different shapes. I'm gonna talk about five different wedding dress silhouettes that you that are really popular today that you might come across on an Internet search or through pictures of your own or from family and friends, and we'll break them down into really simple shapes. So if you're looking at a photograph, you can apply those shapes to your own Cokie drawing, and you'll have your the beginning of a wedding dress drying. So the first thing we're gonna talk about is the is the ball Graham, which is a really tight bodice. Ah, that ends at about the natural waist, and then it's a very dramatic full skirt. So I always start the bodice with kind of a trapezoid cheap so longer on the top, thinner on the bottom. And then this is the drama. You can have a huge kind of semi circle or half on oval shape. And there is your bog. Um, now this can get way more refined. You can add more of us sweetheart neckline or whatever. The top of the dress looks like just kind of break that travel going down a little bit further. And then usually the bottom is curved like that, so you can see how it sits on the ground. But when I'm starting Travel Saloon semi circle, that's going to get you started for your ball. Next, we have an A line dress. A line means it's kind of in a shape. That's how that pattern is cut out. So it's really full from the waist to the ham. It goes much more slowly than a ballgown. Go, go! So when you we dropped, you're gonna see kind of a shape shop so you can start again with the trap is Lloyd. That's give you the bodice of the dress, and then, instead of going full, as in the ball gown, you go more slowly. It's kind of like another trap is Lloyd War, sort of a triangle without the very top, and then again, you changed the neckline so this one. If it has straps, you can bring it up a little bit higher. So you get the the top of the dress accurately, and then you can cover the bottom again because it looks a little bit more like good sitting on the ground. Very simple shapes. This one is called a line, all right. Next we're gonna do a sheaf sheath is a really slim close to the body shape. It doesn't generally have a lot of detail, and so we start with our travels. Lloyd just gives us 90 year for the bodice. Then we have another travels lead, and then it's just a rectangle straight to the ground. That's really simple. Of course, you would add your neckline. Maybe this one is sort of sweet hurt with straps, and then you can add a train, which is kind of a curve there on the end. Very simple. This is your sheath dress close to the body, and simple shapes will get you there. Next we have the trumpet or the mermaid. To me, they're very similar, but they are two different styles. The trumpet has more of a gradual skirt flair, while the mermaid is much more dramatic. Let's take a look at both of those. So we have Okay, Trap is willing and we have a drug site will draw them right next to you. Then we have another traveled light so you can see it's still looking a little bit like the sheath. So far. Now this one's going to be the trumpet, and this one is going to be the mermaid, so I'll show you how they look a little bit different. This one will go. One more trappers, Lloyd, and then it's going to slowly flow out from there to create the bottom. So it's You can see the trumpet shape in there, and it's not happening too quickly. The mermaid on the I hand, you have another travels light here, and then I kind of do a square rectangle so you can see it's stays fitted close to the body until the very end, and then it pops out right at the bottom. You have to overlap these two, so this is just a touch more dramatic than the trumpet. And, of course, then we go in. We add our shapes for the top of the dress. Whatever those might be and you have your trumpet in your room in the last dress is just a little bit different in length. It's called tea length. I think of it's closely related to the ball gown, except for doesn't go to the floor. So you have your travels lead there, and then it, um, angles out dramatically, like the A line, or like the ball gown. Instead of going to the floor, it stops between the knee and the ankle, so it's just a bit shorter. It's kind of it is, popularly now, um, and just a little bit different in style. So then you would go ahead and add your neckline to the top. So just to review, we have the ball gown travels. Lloyd semi circle a line trapezoid and travels with figure travels like we have a sheath, which is travels Lloyds and a long, skinny rectangle. Trump and Mermaid are a series of trappers, Lloyds and then depending on which one you're doing, how dramatic the bottom shape is, and then T is all about the leg. It's fall somewhere between the Mee and the ankle 7. Overview of Fabric Details: okay, just on that. Show you some different ways that you might treat the fabrics of your wedding dress. One thing you can do is pull up some images and copy those directly on to your dress so you can if you have a photograph you're working from or you can do an Internet search. I don't really do it that way for my fashion drinks. I think that's getting a little bit too detailed. But I it is definitely an option. And it would look beautiful if our something you wanted to do so These two here are from an image. This one here is also from an image. So I pulled up some lace detailing. This is the middle of address, and this is the edge of address. And then I just try to break it down into something that I can understand into shapes that I'm comfortable with the way that I do it. For my drawings, this would turn into more of a scribble on a swirl invented for beating would turn into lots of dots and dashes. This is much more detailed. This is looking at an actual photograph and trying to copy the beating exactly as is this. This is the edge of address the bottom, um, of of a ball game for the bow. You just want to look and see if it has a little bit of a shine to it. And that's what these lines kind of show here you would at a little bit of texture, some lines where the folds are, and that would give you the impression of shine seemed. This is ah, uh, ribbon around the waist. So I just did some lines on this side, vertical and horizontal and some lines on this side. And I left the middle, white, the white of the paper and it gets gives the impression that this Ruben has a little bit of shine, and it also shows that this is a different texture than the rest of the dress. And that's really what I'm going for for the drapery of your dress. You are going to see some folds in some shadows, and I don't. I think you should ignore it, but you shouldn't spend too much time out. So this is the the edge of the dress on the floor so you can add this wiggling line and Then whenever the line goes in, you add a little shadow. Same here. This is the waste. And you see a lot of this on ball gowns and a line. This is where the bodice is stitched to the skirt where you see that you're going to see all these lines coming out. So you just need to understand that, um, where something is stitched together. You'll probably see the Greek blinds of drapery coming. Wait, You want to add some lines to show that maybe a little bit of some squiggly lines to show there's a shadow there, and it's something different happening in the fabric. One more thing to think about is if they're two points of tension in your drapery, that would be if you have a wrap or a shawl sometimes avail. And so it's stitched up here, and it's stitched up here, so there's thes you shapes in your drapery to show that this is wrapped around the person. So you just would want to. If you saw something like that in the dress you were drawing, you would want to make sure to draw some of these you shapes or drapery, where, as these two are hard. Just one point. It's just the stitching here, so it's just a street light. That's just an overview of some of the things you might see in the fabric that you're drawing for your wedding dress and some different tips and tricks for how you could draw it . I tend to lean towards more invented textures to keep it simple and to give you the effective lace without putting all the detail. And however this is a wonderful way of doing it would add some incredible detail to your drawing. So take a look at this. Make your own chart, look at different pictures and try drying them different ways and see what you're the most comfortable with. 8. Fabric Details Practice: so you can draw, please Paying intention. Very cool slee to the details by looking at an actual photograph with lace. The most important part is if I draw this floral shape here, they draw another one over here. Those have to connect somehow, and they might not connect with a big shaped like that. But they might just have some little shapes that connect them. And then all these have little lines that connect them. So I think that's something important, too. Pay attention to one drying lights now if you don't want to get into this much detail, but I don't think you should, and you can do something similar to create the effect of ways, which is basically a swirly line in this one. Drawn on a smaller scale is going to give you the same impression Is that without having to add all the detail. So those are two methods for lace for beating? It's the same thing. You can take a really long time and make a beautiful drawing of some very detailed meeting lines with lots of circles and dots and dashes to show where everything goes for you cannot pay that much attention to the fine details of the beautiful dress and you conduce you some much quicker impressions that give you the same idea. And when you're working on such a, uh, small scale, this is gonna look really nice without as much work on the fine detail for ribbons we talked about before. You just want to give a little shading with lines here in a little shading would line here , and that's gonna show kind of a shine in the middle. So dark, light, dark. This shows that this ribbon is shiny and also shows that it's different from the other fabric in the dress. We're talking about drapery before. The only thing you need to think about with drapery is that if it stood straight here, that's creating points of tension. So you're gonna want to draw some lines to indicate that this dress, the skirt of the dress, is pulling away from the waist, which is up here. So we have these single points of tension that are moving away, and then there's gonna be a response at the bottom of the dress, too, so you might have some curves and those same points attention will pop back up. They don't have to connect. There could be emptiness in the middle. But we want to kind of see how the waste is responding toe how the dresses mean, and then you'll see those same kind of lines, which indicate a shadow and how the dresses draping away. And I also talked a little bit about two points attention, which you don't see ads often, but that's if something stitched here and instead cheer. And then you're gonna want to show you shapes in between the two to show that this piece of fabric is dripping between. These two points. Does some basic fashion drawing things to think about when you're finishing up your drawings to make the dress look like it's made of lease or beating, or if it has ribbon or to show some shine or to show some of the construction, um, properties of the government 9. Accessories: Let's take a look at some of the different bridal accessories you might be drawing in your fashion drawing, so you're Brian might have a bag or a clutch. I always look for the simple A shape, so this is just a correct tingle with curved corners with a circle. Ah, fastener. This is a triangle with a bow tied to it, and this is basically a trapezoid. Here you can add as much or a little as little details you like for the veil. This is a long medium and then a bird cage, which is much shorter. These air sort of, um, made up of wiggly lines. I think the most important part is you have a place where it attaches to the head, and then you can decide on the length and what kind of shape you see there. But it's usually a wiggly line, a straight line, a wiggling line that connects back up to a straight line, and that's going to give you an idea how it drapes behind the person's head. And we talked about drapery, so there might be some lines coming down here to show that it's draping away from the person's head, and this one here has some beating on the edge. Then you can indicate that with swirls or dots or lines, jewelry is released. Pretty simple lines and circles. I think we'll get you what you need without taking too much time or attention away from the wedding gown itself for shoes. Ah, we'll get into this a little bit more later, but you can have open toed shoes. Um, close soju. Some people were more casual sneakers and some people where a peep toe, those air sort of the general ones. You'll see now, if you're drawing it on the person and you're driving along one again, you might only see the very front of the shoe, or you might not see the shoe. It also I think it's worth practicing. Ah, and just looking at simple shapes, triangles, ovals, rectangles and then decide how much of that shoe you actually see in your own. Ah, wedding dress drying. Then we have flowers, these air really fun to add. I usually do add these to my fashion drawings of wedding dresses, so if you're doing a lot of roses, you'll see lots of roses in wedding bouquets and I always do kind of a swirl around and around and around and around, and that gets me arose. You have Louisville. Shapes in and out with an oval shape will get you a flower. You'll see lots of leaves. They might have a leaf on oval with a line. You might just do some swirls toe Add extra foliage that's in the bouquet. Usually start with a circle to indicate how big the bouquet is gonna be. And then I pick a spot that I'm looking at, and I start adding my details inside that circle, and I try to pick out what's in actual bouquet, and I'm just using simple shame, shapes and simple lined steel out of these circle shapes now. So just take a look at what you see in each bouquet and try to come up with some shapes that work for those types of flowers. One thing to talk about for jewelry. If you can see the left hand, you might want to draw that one angering in there or the engagement ring, even if it's a simple as a little circle with some kind of sparkle. I think that's always nice. Little addition as well 10. More About Shoes: Okay, let's talk about shoes so you can do shoes by themselves, but shoes, they're gonna look different. One there on feet. So first I'll show you some shoes by themselves, and then I'll show you what they cannot like. I'm feet, so start with my, um, Louisville or rectangle. This is gonna be my front facing shoe, and this is gonna be my side facing shoe. So these air my feet right now, but you kind of have toe refine them a little bit. So this is my side shoe. I'm gonna add a triangle for the toes in a triangle for the hell. I'm gonna make some pump shaped one so they have a triangle toe anyway, so we'll have the triangle to the front of this shoe here, then. Since this is the side, we can have the hell, just a skinny rectangle. You can have a little curve if you want, and then we just need to show that whatever the side of the she looks like, so curves in, and then it curves up. This is where the foot would go. And you can refine this a little bit more where you can leave like that looks pretty good. Maybe it have some other detail, like both on the back or whatever. Maybe has dots or glitter, goat or beating or a lace. And you can add that on top of it. This shoe, we would add the curve in the front. We have the triangle for the toe. Can't see the hell cause it's hidden by There s the foot. So I just curve this and then I add a look. If you look inside your shoes, you have a little curve like that showed where your heel goes, and that's the inside issue. And if it's the same shoe, then it's gonna have dots here, and you're gonna see a little bit of that ribbon when we talked about ribbon at a little shine. Now that's a lot of detail for issue, so let's talk about a shoe that's actually on a foot. You might not see it at all of the dresses lawn, but let's say the dress comes and you can see a little bit. You might just see two little triangles poking out in a little bit of detail. Now, if it's tea length, you would see ankles and then you could have a sideways foot, so I draw my rectangle my triangle triangle. And then here I draw my rectangle. And then I put once I draw my foot, I put my shoe on my foot and then year and here you don't see anything else with the front of issue, because everything else is sitting by the foot. So if you're drawing something, we see the ankle. You wanna make sure the ankles Flynn, and then then comes back out, Think where you have your foot, and then you can add your details and call today. You don't spend too much on the shoes cause this is all about the fashion dress. 11. Final Project: Let's talk about our final project for this class for a little bit. I always start with micro key. I erase any pencil lines used for measurement. Or if you're comfortable doing your cookie without the ruler, then that's great. Don't don't use the ruler at all and actually left the arms off because they might change a little bit, depending on how I draw my dress. So I have my blank croquet here, no arms, and I'm gonna go ahead and start to draw my hot silhouette. I'm top my wedding dress. A what? Then out at a fashion face, I'll finish with the arms and add any accessories at the very end. So we're gonna get started. If you are ready to do this and you have been following along and you've got your drawing materials in front of you, then I encourage you to start your drawing as well and share your progress in our gallery on the class site so that we can all cheer each other on and take a look at what we're working on and just get excited about making these wedding dress drawings. Okay, so I'm gonna go with a ball gown And if you remember, we're gonna start our ball gown with a trap. Avoid. So here is my travel would right here. It's fitted bodice for the bog, and and then the rest of it is kind of a semi circle shape or half of a noble. And then we can draw that straight line across, or you can curve that one. And I want to make sure my toes are coast edge because I want to stick the edges of May shoes out of the bottom of those dress. So that gives me the general shape for my wedding dress. So far, so that means I I don't need these lines in here. I'm gonna I'll erase them a little bit. I kind of want you to see them. So you have an idea where we're looking at the proportion, but we can take you can take those out of your drawing, so I might as well go ahead and add the triangle tips off those shoes I wanted to draw in, and maybe they have some fun bulls on them in some sparkles. So I add that with a little bit of dots and then the neckline is different so I can adjust this line here. It's gonna be more of a curse. A sweetheart. So I have to triangles there. Okay, so then the bodice is going to be good. Have beating on it. So I'm just gonna make some dots. It's gonna have more beads close to the waistline, and they're gonna kind of disappear as they as it goes up the bodice towards the neckline. Then we're gonna add some lines to show how the dress is draping and where the shape is going. So if I have a line coming up from here and then I might have one down here and I could change the shape of that him make that line a little bit with more wiggly and pull up the lines from the bottom of the dresses. Well, so that kind of adds a little bit more drama to the sheet. Add some a little bit of indication of shadow and value and how the dress is constructed as we can tell that this is stitched up here and it falls down to the floor from there. Okay, so next let's get into the fashion feast. If it helps you dry your guidelines in there. So I'm going to dio my eyebrow and kind of a frown shape for my eyes with a little circle in the middle and make that nice and thick kind of indicate makeup. I like an arrow shaped for the nose, and then I always like a smile with a little bit live thinker. What? To show moral lipstick you can in the face out if you want it to have a little bit thinner , and then you can add years there and you can even shade for a little bit of makeup on the on the cheeks if you like, Then we're gonna add our hair. So maybe we have side part and a bun this time, and we just add that in there. And some hearings have been start to add more accessories. And maybe she has really simple necklace on. Okay, Now I think we're ready for the arms, so I'm gonna have one arm, just reach out like this and have her hand on the dress and the other arm. I'm gonna bring half of it out and then half of it up like that. So I'm just been putting a bend at the out. Well, so you go about halfway down, drawing it normally. And then instead of drying this street, you bend it up over here, and I'd like to have her holding her bouquet over here so we can see it. So we have her bouquet, and then over here. Now, if you want to get into the hands a little bit more, you can five fingers kind of come off this mitten hands, leave the thumb, and then 1234 Then you can make them a little bit thicker if you like, But I don't want to put too much attention on the hand. It's not about the hand. This is about the, um the dress and the fashion. And then we have we can start adding our flowers. Okay, This is her left hand. So we can add that engagement ring with a little bling, little shine to it and a race go back through check. Do we need any of these lines Simplify things if you need to erase anything that shouldn't be there anymore, and then be really proud of yourself because you've done a beautiful job. You've learned a lot about proportion a lot about the fashion figure. You can apply this to other types of drawings, but you should also have a really awesome drying of yourself or someone you know, and you can give it as a gift. Um, and I'll show you some different options and things you can do with these drawings once they are finished. So have some fun. Take your time. Watch the video slow. Um, go back through some of the steps. If you're not sure, play around with it. If you don't like something, it's just pencil. Go ahead and erase it and share what you come up with in our gallery so we can we can celebrate two together straight job. 12. Thank You!: Hi. Thank you for taking my skill share. Class fashion, drawing the wedding dress. I hope you had a great time. I know I did. We learned a lot about fashion proportion, the fashion face, wedding dress, silhouettes, fabric details and accessories. Now that you've finished your project, it would be great if you could do three things for me. First, share your project in our class gallery. That way we can talk to each other about it, offer feedback and celebrate your success, too. Posted to your social media accounts and tag me if you can. My social media is linked to the classroom and then we can all celebrate and your family and friends who are connected with you on social media consultant with you to the third thing is, think about posting it or putting an antelope site where you can order products with your art on it. For example, this is a card I've had printed with one of my wedding dress drawings on it would be perfect for a wedding. Thank you milk or asking friends to be bridesmaids or invitations to showers. Something like that. You can also have it printed until banks T shirts. So many different options. If you do something that definitely let us know thank you again for joining me, Christie Lankford in this fashion drying course about the wedding dress. I hope you had a good time and we'll see you again soon.